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Case Name EEOC v. Marvin Black & Associates EE-GA-0062
Docket / Court 1:00-cv-02551-GET ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Atlanta office filed this suit on September 29, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. The suit alleged that defendant Marvin Black & Associates, LLC violated Title VII by subjecting four employees to sexual harassment and retaliation. The ... read more >
The EEOC's Atlanta office filed this suit on September 29, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. The suit alleged that defendant Marvin Black & Associates, LLC violated Title VII by subjecting four employees to sexual harassment and retaliation. The four complainants intervened in the suit. The EEOC, with the intervenors' subsequently joining the motion, filed for summary judgment on May 6, 2002. This motion was denied on November 14, 2002. Soon thereafter, on February 2, 2003, a proposed consent decree was filed with the court. The decree was approved and entered into the record on February 19, 2003, ending the case.

The consent decree specifically stated that the defendant was no longer in business and that therefore all injunctive relief mentioned other than the complainant's referral would be applicable only if defendant resumed business in Georgia. The defendant did, however, agree to pay a total of $20,000 to the four complainants. One complainant received $10,000, while the other three received approximately $3,333.33. The potential injunctive relief included appointing a compliance official, providing training to supervisory employees, and reporting complaints to the EEOC.

Jason Chester - 08/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Marvin Black & Associates
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2003 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:00-cv-02551-GET (N.D. Ga.) 02/19/2003
EE-GA-0062-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 02/19/2003
EE-GA-0062-0001 PDF | Detail
Judges Brill, Gerrilyn G. (N.D. Ga.) [Magistrate]
EE-GA-0062-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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